Emergency services were called to the Northbound carriageway on the A1, Junction 48 Boroughbridge at 18:13 on 7 Sept 13.
A Ford Mondeo car had left the road and gone down the embankment, coming to rest against some trees.
Fire Crews from Boroughbridge and Ripon Fire Station attended.
The occupant of the car was a man aged 86 years and was released from the vehicle after cutting gear was used to remove the roof.
He was transported to hospital by road ambulance suffering from suspected collar bone and rib injuries.